I’ve been working at DeNada for a couple of months now so I thought it was time to let you all in on what goes on behind the scenes . Each day is a little bit different depending on whether I need to pack up online orders, quality check items for an event or prepare knits for a wholesale order. There’s always so much to do, which at times can get a bit overwhelming, but it keeps me on my toes. Oh and I’ve learned how to sew! Just a little bit though. I’m nowhere near ready to start making my own clothing, but maybe someday…
I also get to run our showroom appointments which is actually one of my favorite parts. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous when I gave the first one by myself but afterwards I was ready to do it all over again! And I mean look at the showroom! Instagram-worthy, right?!
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the new 2015 collection:
Fringe Cowl ($88)
Cross Print Infinity ($98)
Drop Stitch Hooded Infinity ($88) — seriously everyone should own this piece!!
Drop Stitch Oversized Collared Shawl ($125)
A couple weeks ago I started the Fashion Industry Essentials online certificate program offered by Teen Vogue and Parsons School of Design. It’s been a lot of work between the online lessons and assignments and working two jobs, but it has been a lot of fun! The second course focuses on design and I feel way out of my league in that area as I have never made any article of clothing before, but in a week’s time I will have made my first blouse! It may not be sewn, possibly taped together, but I will create something that at least resembles a blouse…fingers crossed!!
One of my assignments today tasked me with creating an inspiration explosion. Basically I ran around and grabbed items in my apartment that I was drawn to and then arranged those items into my inspiration display. I actually quite enjoyed the activity and this was what I came up with.
I’m inspired by so many things and having them all in one place just made me so happy inside. I know that sounds cheesy, but whatever it’s true!!
If you’re interested in applying, check out their website here!
My affinity for rainbows continues…with this insane Missoni-esqe top from the 90s! I found this vintage item from Shop Exile on Etsy. Honestly if you’ve never been on Etsy you should really check it out. There are some amazing clothing stores and brands on their site, not to mention amazing vintage pieces!! I can spend hours sifting through vintage dresses on their app. My fiancé tends to get mad at me because I’ll pretend to listen to him, but really I’m just shopping on Etsy — oops! Hehe.
This top is one of my absolute favorite vintage finds because of all the colors!! I have always loved rainbows and though rainbow-hued attire may not seem super “mature,” I think it is possible to work it into a sophisticated and stylish outfit. I mean look at some of the big name designers like Valentino and Chanel who have incorporated rainbow looks into their collections!
I went with the 70s vibe for this outfit, pairing the top with my new skirt from ASOS (yes I did get my hands on some of those skirts I was lusting after in a previous post) and my black boots. And I have to say, I really liked this look!
Top — Shop Exile on Etsy
Skirt — ASOS
Boots — Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters (similar here and here)
Watch — Vintage
I would definitely say that my style is simple. Simple as in I tend to go with the less is more attitude. However, I love prints — especially florals — which usually make it look as if there is more going on in the outfit. Yet there are still some days when all I want to do is NOT wear prints. I opted for an all white/cream look instead and I have to say I totally dig this look! Not only did I feel like a million bucks, but the outfit was super comfortable too which is always a plus!
Oh and sorry for the lack of posts lately!! I recently started two new jobs — one at Anthropologie and one at DeNada where I had interned last year!! I’m really loving both of them, but I work at least six days every week so I’ve been very busy. But I’m going to try and get back on track!
Top — Forever 21
Pants — J.Jill
Shoes — Franco Sarto via DSW
Watch — Vintage